Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity

Full Planet, Empty Plates: The New Geopolitics of Food Scarcity

Lester R. Brown


With nutrition offers tightening, international locations are competing for the land and water assets had to feed their people.

With nutrients shortage pushed by means of falling water tables, eroding soils, and emerging temperatures, keep an eye on of arable land and water assets is relocating to heart level within the international fight for nutrition protection. “In this period of tightening international nutrition offers, the power to develop foodstuff is quickly changing into a brand new kind of geopolitical leverage. foodstuff is the hot oil,” Lester R. Brown writes.

what is going to the geopolitics of nutrients appear like in a brand new period ruled through shortage and nutrition nationalism? Brown outlines the political implications of land acquisitions via grain-importing international locations in Africa and in different places in addition to the world’s shrinking buffers opposed to bad harvests. With knowledge accrued over many years of monitoring agricultural matters, Brown exposes the more and more unstable meals scenario the area is dealing with.

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